Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Trump Admin Announces Drastic Measure To Ensure Reopening of Schools; This is how often parents hear ‘I’m bored’ from their kids during quarantine, and other C-Virus Updates

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Trump Admin Announces Drastic Measure To Ensure Reopening of Schools:
President Donald Trump planned to announce Monday that the federal government will begin distributing millions of rapid coronavirus tests to states this week and urging governors to use them to reopen schools for students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The move to vastly expand U.S. testing comes as confirmed new COVID-19 cases remain at more than 40,000 per day and experts warn of a likely surge in infections during the colder months ahead.
It also comes just five weeks before the November election.
The tests will go out to states based on their population and can be used as governors see fit, but the administration encourages states to place a priority on schools.
A senior administration official with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press that 6.5 million tests will go out this week and that a total of 100 million tests will be distributed to governors over the next several weeks. --->READ MORE HERE
This is how often parents hear ‘I’m bored’ from their kids during quarantine:
The average American parent has heard their child announce “I’m bored” six times per day since the beginning of quarantine, according to new research.
They’ve also dealt with five temper tantrums each day, as well as six “career-best” messes from their kids over the course of the past few months.
The study of 2,000 parents of school-aged children examined how families coped with a summer of staying at home, as well as how they’re currently dealing with a school year which, in many locations, is at least partially remote.
Eighty-four percent of parents said they’ve allowed their child to have more screen time than usual during quarantine — and eight in 10 said their child has morphed into “a bit of a screen zombie.”
And while 69 percent are concerned that remote or hybrid schooling isn’t conducive to their child’s learning style, 78 percent agreed they are optimistic that the time their child has spent at home gave them the opportunity to learn and experience things they might not have been able to in a classroom setting. --->READ MORE HERE
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